Wisdom Teeth Removal Leaves to Death Two Days After

Through an email I was saddened to hear about the recent loss and death of a young 21 year old. Her name was Victoria “Tori” Rubino.

The article states “Rubino had had her wisdom teeth removed by dentists in her hometown two days before.” The results and reasons surrounding her death are still not clear. Hopefully a reason can be found soon.

My website lists other reasons as to why people have died from wisdom teeth removal, although typically it happens more suddenly than several days after the extraction.

To learn more visit http://web.bu.edu/today/campus-life/2009/03/09/student-dies-sleep-home

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16 Responses to Wisdom Teeth Removal Leaves to Death Two Days After

  1. dan March 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    well, . . . that sux. dis te vendiga

  2. La Crosse Dentist April 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    Wow I’ve never heard of that before

  3. Julie Aguiar November 30, 2009 at 7:26 am #

    This happened to my 36 year old sister on Sept 20th also.
    She had 2 wisdom teeth removed on Friday, Sept. 18th. Sat. she was doing o.k. Sunday she was complaining about pain and was really tired. By 5 p.m. we recieved a phone call that she had no pulse and was pronounced dead by the time we got to here residence. She was metally challenged, but physically healthy or so we thought. We are still awaiting the medical reports etc. but it seems so coincidental that this happened 2 days after surgery. She may of had an underlying heart condition that we were unaware of, but during her thorough pre-op she seemed very healthy. She did not have a temp. on Sunday when she was complaining of this pain. We will have to wait the autopsy. We really want some answers and are completely devastated.

  4. Julie Aguiar November 30, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    This happened to my 36 year old sister on Sept 20th also.
    She had 2 wisdom teeth removed on Friday, Sept. 18th. Sat. she was doing o.k. Sunday she was complaining about pain and was really tired. By 5 p.m. we recieved a phone call that she had no pulse and was pronounced dead by the time we got to her residence. She was mentally challenged, but physically healthy or so we thought. We are still awaiting the medical reports etc. but it seems so coincidental that this happened 2 days after surgery. She may of had an underlying heart condition that we were unaware of, but during her thorough pre-op she seemed very healthy. She did not have a temp. on Sunday when she was complaining of this pain. We will have to wait for the autopsy. We really want some answers and are completely devastated.

  5. Thornhill Dentist December 4, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    This is very unfortunate. People don’t realize that removing wisdom teeth is dental surgery. With any surgery, there are risk. My prayers go out to the family.

  6. Singapore December 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Thanks for the notice.
    I just discovered a small cavity in my wisdom tooth.
    It on the top not on the side so i assume it would be easy for a filling to be placed.
    I’m only 18 and all 4 of my wisdom tooth has already “erupted” Luckily non of them seem impacted hence able to come out smoothly. However i will admit its not easy cleaning them as they are so far behind, and the tooth brush is unable to brush them properly.

  7. larry June 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    I am so scared to have my wisdom teeth pulled. I hope nothing happens to me when I go through this.

  8. Larry October 8, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    I had my wisdom teeth pulled a month ago, and I was fine. I read up on this prior to having my wisdom teeth pulled. I know there is risk to having wisdom teeth pulled. Thankfully I had a a good oral surgoen, and followed the post op recovery tips and didn’t get dry socket or worst. My recovery went better then I thought, I had some swelling a few days afterwards, and my jaw ached for a few days too. Thankfully I need only over the counter pain meds to control the pain.

  9. Julie Aguiar October 13, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    In regards to my 36 year old sister who passed on Sept. 20, 2009 (2 days after dental surgery), we did receive the autopsy reports. She had a reaction to the pain killers
    they prescribed her (codeine). It looked like an overdose even though according to the dosing instructions, she had taken less than prescribed. Her autopsy showed that she was otherwise healthy and died due to acute codeine intoxication. Unfortunately we will never know if the pill itself was the wrong dose or even the wrong medication b/c the MASS Medical Examiners office threw the Rx
    away after they counted the pills and never confirmed the dose or medication. We miss her very badly.

  10. Lindsey J March 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I’m getting all 4 of mine taken out tomorrow and I am scared. I have never had surgery so i don’t know what to expect. I am not too thrilled about it.

  11. Taximom March 17, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I am 53 years old and have had my wisdom teeth for years. #32 tooth is in alot of pain and I have 2 choices…extract it or get a root canal. My dentist thinks I should get a root canal because it is still useful, my endodontist thinks I should take it out. Any suggestions?

  12. wisdom March 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    @Taximom

    It’s really your choice A wisdom tooth should first be managed conservatively prior to extraction. If it can not be managed conservatively then it should be extracted if it is infected.

    Certainly since you are in pain you recognize that you should seek treatment. However, in some cases extraction can lead to more and lasting pain. But extraction becomes needed if conservative treatment fails. This is because an infected wisdom tooth can lead to head and neck infections which can be quite serious. So the benefit of extraction outweighs the risks.

  13. taximom March 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Thank you. I have an appointment for a root canal. I will let you know how it went.

  14. vince December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    im so scared to get mines removed now

  15. wisdom December 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Unfortunately it happens on occasion but it is very rare. You could always see your physician for a physical and get your heart checked as an extra precaution.

  16. Ambar December 26, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    My heart goes out to the family. It’s so shocking!
    In general, people take it as a very normal procedure, risk free and thinks it’s just one week thing. But it’s much more serious than that. Recently I went through the same where my jaw got broken with a permanent nerve damage. Here is my story: http://horrordentalclinic.tumblr.com/

    I feel really bad after going through this article. Hope people learn from this and be more aware from now.

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